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Great Britain - Parliamentary and Mulready Covers
Lot Sym. Lot Description  
1029 c ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, House of Commons, 1p Black on White Entire (SG Specialised PE9). Printed "To be posted at the House of Commons only. Post Paid.--ONE PENNY.--Weight not to exceed -1/2 oz." imprint at top of Parliamentary envelope, clear strike of red "Paid 31 MR 31 1840" crowned circle datestamp, addressed to Devonport, backflap partially detatched, cover with some faults incl. edgewear, Fine appearance and scarce, ex Beresford, SG Specialised £6,000 (Image)

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E. $ 500-750

SOLD for $375.00
Will close during Public Auction
1030 c ImageGREAT BRITAIN, 1840, 1p Black Mulready Letter Sheet, With Printed Advertisement Inside (SG Specialised ME1k, ME1n). 2nd Series, Forme 5, Stereo A250, uprated with 1841 1p Red Brown, lettered Q-G, tied by well-struck black Maltese Cross with numeral "8" with additional strike at left, from London with Sept. 26 despatch datestamp on flap and addressed to Colchester, containing "Atlas Assurance Company" printed advertisement inside, Colchester Sept. 27, 1843 arrival datestamp on flap, couple file folds not affecting stamp or markings

VERY FINE. AN EXCEPTIONAL UPRATED MULREADY LETTER SHEET WITH A COMBINATION OF SCARCE PRINTING AND MARKINGS CULMINATING IN AN IMPRESSIVE SHOWPIECE.

Arguably in ranking order of importance (and catalogue value), the combination of the following traits tells the story as to the importance of this cover: a) Uprated with 1841 1p Red (SG Specialised £14,500), b) Number "8" in Maltese Cross (SG £3,000), c) Printed advertisement (SG £825) and d) Stereos from Forme 5 (SG £750). For comparison, just a normal 1p Letter Sheet catalogues £475.

With 1982 B.P.A. certificate (Image)

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E. $ 2,000-3,000

SOLD for $2,600.00
Will close during Public Auction

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